Last week, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul proclaimed that people wanting to concealed carry in order to protect themselves should the need arise “makes everyone else feel very unsafe.”
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) June 24, 2022
That didn’t really make much sense when we heard it, but to be fair, we also don’t have access to the data she has access to — which she doesn’t think we need or should have access to:
Anne: Do you have numbers to show that it’s the concealed carry permit holders that are committing crimes?
Hochul: I don’t need to have numbers. I don’t need to have a data point to say this. I know that I have a responsibility for this state to have sensible gun safety laws. pic.twitter.com/NiCp7POO88
— Anne McCloy (@AnneMcCloyNews) June 29, 2022
“I don’t need to have numbers. I don’t need th— I don’t have to have a data point to point to to say that this is gonna ma— All I know is that I have a responsibility to the people of this state to have sensible gun safety laws […] I don’t need a data point to make the case that I have a responsibility to protect the people of this state.”
Weeeeeeeeeeelllllll, Kathy. We hate to nitpick here, but if you’re going to make the case that concealed carry permit holders make New York more dangerous for everyone, you really do need to have numbers and data points to point to.
"Numbers are dumb and sexist" lol
— Federalist Muskrat 🇺🇸 (@Muskrat__) June 30, 2022
Hochul may as well have said that. Her response was just as stupid.
We went from “believe the data, trust the science” to “we don’t need the data” in the time it takes to blink.
— Charles Bellows (@CenTXLakeRat) June 30, 2022
Amazing how that works.
Good idea, Kath. All good public policy comes from emotional, reactionary decisions, completely uncoupled from facts and data.
You're really doing a bang up job.
— Adam Wolf ★ (@AdamWolfTX) June 30, 2022
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